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City of Ferndale announces equal-gender paid parental leave plan!

Take a look at this—the city of Ferndale recently announced a new EQUAL-GENDER paid parental leave plan! Ferndale will now offer full-time employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Under the new plan, city employees will receive six weeks of paid parental leave and will have the option to take an additional banked vacation or sick days, which will be matched by the city for a total of 12 weeks. The plan, which will also cover adoptions, is estimated to cost $10,000 annually.

Ferndale city council unanimously approved the plan believing that the cost of losing employees or having to train new workers to fill jobs would be more expensive. The city hopes that this new incentive will help them retain those with experience and talent. Check the Detroit news story out here !

What are your thoughts on this new plan? Should others follow suit? Let us know your thoughts!

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